Family Meeting: Punishment

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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A two-hour "family meeting" on punishment. What is punishment for? How do you, or won't you, punish your kids? And how does punishment work in our courts and jails? With: your calls on a particular punishment you remember; New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on how punishment gets meted out in the courts; ex-cons and criminal justice reformers Glenn Martin and Piper Kerman; and a social history of how ideas of punishment have evolved over time, and around the world.

Tell Us About a Time You Got Punished as a Child

Stories from when you were punished as a child.

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Chief Judge on Punishing Juvenile Offenders

The Chief Judge of New York State explains why he thinks the age of criminal responsibility should be raised.

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A Social History of Punishment

What is punishment for?

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What is Prison For? Piper Kerman and Glenn Martin

What's the goal of prison, and what kinds of punishments work and don't work within the prison system?

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Punishing Misbehavior in Kids

How to punish your children constructively. 

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